I linked to this post yesterday from a Hawaii based news channel and the links to our post started their way around the internet. Afterwards, Derrick Goold threw some lukewarm water on it saying that there wasn’t an official agreement in place.
I clicked through to the Hawaii report earlier today and noticed some oddities. First of all, the report originally said
KITV4 Sports has learned that Wong will receive a $1.5 million signing bonus.
but now reads with a more nebulous
KITV4 Sports has learned that Wong will receive a signing bonus between $1 million and $1.5 million.
The title of the post changed from a definitive “signs” to a less definitive “agrees”. All of this is just a small blip on the radar, if an admittedly frustrating one for me personally. The reporting isn’t mine but I do feel somewhat at fault for latching onto a (likely) premature report out of Hawaii.
The reality is that this will be a quick sign for the Cardinals barring something unforeseen. They want to get Wong into the system in a hurry and avoid a layoff like Zach Cox had. It’s best for both sides. Wong will likely sign at or near slot value — maybe a little over — but there’s no indication that he won’t sign. Official word, confirmed by a local scribe or the Cardinals themselves, probably isn’t far off (a week or two at most is my speculation) but this time I’ll wait for the ink to dry.